CSEF Project Listings: 2018
Environmental Science

Senior Division

Annika Lynn Abbott, Grade 10
The Effect of Proximity to Roadway on Water Quality
Advisor: Mr. Todd Samet
School: Redwood High School, Larkspur, Marin County
Avery C. Almendariz, Grade 10
Bridget A. Quain, Grade 10
Rock 'N Roll
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: Vanden High School, Fairfield, Solano County
Sebastian Antony, Grade 12
Gerson L. Cruz, Grade 12
The Effects of Grazing Species on Native Plants
Advisor: Mr. Michael Brasier
School: Ridgeview High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Amaya M. Bechler, Grade 10
How Does Tidal Wetland Restoration in the Humboldt Bay Area Affect Bird Diversity and Occurrence?
Advisor: Mr. Jeff Allen
School: Northcoast Preparatory Academy, Arcata, Humboldt County
Scott Cao, Grade 10
Volatile Climate of the Miocene: A Glimpse into Our Future?
Advisor: Mr. Matthew Carter
School: Clovis North High School, Fresno, Fresno County
Ji Won Chae, Grade 10
The Effects of Ocean Currents on the Distribution of Particle Matter
Advisor: Ms. Valerie Thompson
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S1207 — Fourth Place
Yoonji A. Kwon, Grade 10
The Effects of Different Micro-Environments and Activities on Personal Exposure to Black Carbon
Advisor: Dr. Jaymin Kwon
School: Clovis North High School, Fresno, Fresno County
Paloma L. Lobos, Grade 12
Sergio F. Serrano, Grade 12
Impact of Student Class Size on Indoor Air Quality
Advisor: Mr. Michael Brasier
School: Ridgeview High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
S1209 — First Place
Tai L. Michaels, Grade 11
Effects of Short Fire Return Intervals on Chaparral Ecosystems
Advisor: Dr. Justin Valliere
School: North Hollywood Senior High School, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County
S1210 — Second Place
Austin L. Nash, Grade 12
Mammalian Behavioral Ecology in Southern California Habitat Fragments
Advisor: Ms. Julie Munoz
School: Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, Los Angeles County
S1211 — Honorable Mention
Nina A. Patel, Grade 11
Parasite Contamination of Soil from Community Gardens and Playgrounds Associated with Free-roaming Cats
Advisor: Mr. Jason Maas-Baldwin
School: Carmel High School, Carmel, Monterey County
S1212 — Honorable Mention
Visala R. Tallavarjula, Grade 11
Irrigation Water Usage Efficiency Improvement by Modification of Root Zone Soil Properties Using Carbon Sequestration
Advisor: Dr. Fred Barez
School: Wilcox (Adrian C.) High School, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County
S1213 — Third Place
Perrin J.G. Turney, Grade 12
Effects of Acidification on Freshwater Microorganisms: A 4 Year Study of Components of Climate Change on Microorganisms
Advisor: Mrs. Greta Turney
School: Six Rivers Charter High School, Arcata, Humboldt County
Srinivas Balagopal, Grade 10
The Effect of Nonlinearity on Recalibrating the AQI and Air Pollutant Forecasts for 3 Bay Area Urban Micro-climates
Advisor: Mr. Haggai Mark
School: Pinewood Private - Upper Campus, Los Altos Hills, Santa Clara County

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